The History Of Massachusetts Volume 2

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byJohn Stetson Barry

not yet rated|write a review
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...of British liberties, at a time when we hear the greatest monarch upon earth declaring from his throne that he glories in the name of Briton, and that 1 Hutchinson, iii. 94; Minot, ii. 88; Minot, ii. 90, 91. Bancroft, iv. 414, 415. SPEECH OF OTIS. the privileges of his people are dearer to him than the most Chap. valuable prerogatives of his crown. I oppose the kind of _ power the exercise of which, in former periods of English his-1761. tory, cost one king of England his head and another his throne. Let the consequences be what they will, I am determined to proceed, and to the call of my country am ready to sacrifice estate, ease, health, applause, and even life. The patriot and the hero will ever do thus; and if brought to the trial, it will then be known how far I can reduce to practice principles which I know to be founded in truth. " Special writs may be legal; and the Court of Exchequer may grant such, upon oath made before the lord treasurer by those who solicit them. The act of 14 Charles II. conclusively proves this. On this ground the present writ, being general, is illegal. Every one, with this writ, may be a tyrant; and if this commission be legal, a tyrant, in a legal manner, may also control, imprison, or murder any one within the realm. Again, the writ is perpetual. No return is to be made; and he who executes it is responsible to no one for his doings. He may reign secure in his petty tyranny, and spread terror and desolation around him until the trump of the archangel shall excite different emotions in his soul. Besides, the writ is unlimited. The officers may enter all houses at will, and command all to assist him. Nay, even his menials may enforce its provisions. And what is this but to have the curse of Canaan with a witness...

Pricing and Purchase Info

$38.95

Out of stock online

From the Publisher

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...of British liberties, at a time when we hear the greatest monarch upon earth declaring from his throne that he glories ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217628265

ISBN - 13:9780217628266

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The History Of Massachusetts Volume 2

Reviews